Folklorist Shamirza Turdimov, who has specially studied the use of symbols
in Uzbek folk songs, emphasizes that the image of willow comes in the symbolic
meanings of lover, husband, man, life, destiny, male love. In fact, willow is a shady
tree with branches growing in all directions. It gives shade and beauty to the place
where it grows. The shade brings pleasure to the body and peace to the heart. In this
respect, he reminds a passionate lover, a passionate man - the head of the family.
Shepherds often make a shepherd's staff from willow. The following verses
referring to this are noteworthy in this respect
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